Alice Cooper Constrictor 35th Anniversary

Alice Cooper Constrictor 35th Anniversary


Alice Cooper's classic album Constrictor, released on September 22, 1986, is celebrating its 35th anniversary! Constrictor was a fresh start for Cooper after a three year hiatus from the music industry following DaDa, and was arguably the best work he put forth in years. Cooper succeeded in re-establishing himself by bringing back the energy that had made Killer and Welcome to My Nightmare so popular, and in the process regained his crown as the king of Shock Rock! 

There is plenty to enjoy on the album, with "Teenage Frankenstein", "Give It Up", "Life And Death Of The Party", "Trick Bag" and "Crawlin'" providing a refreshing, melodic, approach. Elsewhere, "Simple Disobedience" and "The World Needs Guts" are heavier numbers that hint at the direction Alice would take on his next album Raise Your Fist and Yell.

The horror series Friday the 13th teamed up with Cooper during this time to produce the theme song for its latest film. The song “He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” was written for Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and went on to become a #1 hit in Sweden. The song provides a perfect blend of Alice eeriness and toe-tapping radio appeal. 

And who can forget that classic cover art! Artist Vance Kelly took inspiration from the cover art, and depicts the boa constrictor having finished off the job with a skeleton of Alice Cooper, still with is his black snake-eyes makeup, all that remains behind:

Constrictor was a killer album from Alice Cooper. Who can forget Teenage Frankenstein and The Man behind the Mask!  The original album cover is so iconic and the inspiration for my artwork on this poster. 🤘🐍💀! - Vance Kelly

Artist: Vance Kelly
Size: 18" x 24"
Edition Size: 200
Screenprint with Glow in Dark Inks
Hand Numbered
Holographic sticker on back of print for authenticity

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